Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing
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4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
Paardebloem - Belgian Strong Pale Ale (9%) - New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado)
App: Beautiful apricot orange. This brew is very cloudy and opaque. Slight greenish hue at the edges. Thin, one finger head that settles quickly but leaves a ton of lacing.
Smell: Warm peach cobbler like aroma, hints of spice and very delicate and almost tea like. Has a certain creaminess on the back of the throat that's very appealing. Grains of paradise notes subtle with peach pulp and a slight vinous tweak.
Taste: Spicy, sweet, complex, boozy, warm. Tons of different flavors bombard the palate in a kamikaze assault, but finishes amazingly clean and balanced despite the fray. Foretaste is sweet and peachy, transitioning to a slight sourness that balances the significant malt profile. True taste is slightly leafy (amazed that I can actually taste the dandelion) with a distinct alcohol warmth. Love that it's sweet but not cloying, and overall finishes pretty dry. A lot like some other belgian strongs but way more drinkable. All the flavors are pretty subtle, but combine very well.
Mouth: Pretty light bodied, flavors pass over the palate without adhering. Carbonation is light, could maybe be a little more carbonated, but overall very pleasant.
Home tasting, 22oz bottle into Snifter. 1/6/14.
01-06-2014 21:40:15 | More by ZoomanCru
4.25/5 rDev +18.7%
Poured on tap into a snifter at the thirsty monk Asheville nc.
A-pours pale straw with some haze big sticky globs of lace and stellar head.
Ar- smells grassy and tart with lemon zest and sour apple
T-sweet floral and lemon grass with zesty citrus notes green apple and wheat? Very clean and vibrant.
M-full carbonation with the feeling of microbubbles and extremely smoothie.
Overall a wonderful complex sour that allows the base beer to shine and offers waves of complexity.
08-15-2014 01:35:55 | More by Fieldzy27
Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.